This whisky is oak dominated. Too much for me as we have lost the distillery character, but the nose is expressive. Beware of water, it kills it.
16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sherried. Oaky. Cedar wood. Walnut stain. Sultanas. Overcooked plum jam.\rCough syrup. Liquorice.
Palate: Oak prevails. Quite astringent at start then mellowing on dried fruit.
Finish: Sweeter. Damson plum jam. Dark chocolate.
Comment: This whisky is oak dominated. Too much for me as we have lost the distillery character, but the nose is expressive. Beware of water, it kills it.
Nose: Long, rounded and sweet, think maple syrup and sultana and black cherry pie filling, mixed with a massive spiciness. All of this revolves around black fruits and an attractive bitterness.
Palate: Thick long and ripe it suddenly explodes on the palate. Layered with a cherry note that brings to mind fruit puddings. Deep and generous.
Finish: Spiced and long.
Comment: A stellar Benriach. A highly recommended dram.
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